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Principal Jen Halter
Welcome to Green Cove Springs Junior High School!
I, Jen Halter, am humbled and honored to serve your children as the Principal of Green Cove Springs Junior High!
I am extremely fortunate for this opportunity to work with your children and the talented and dedicated staff here at GCJ every day!
Prior to becoming the Principal at GCJ, I taught eighth grade students Language Arts at Orange Park Junior High School, coached Girls Track and Field, and sponsored a variety of school clubs. Most recently, I served as the Assistant Principal and Vice Principal also at Green Cove Springs Junior High. I have a strong background in leading teachers in data analysis; effective instructional practices and classroom management strategies.
Please know that the Green Cove Springs Junior High staff is dedicated to ensuring that every student receives instruction that meets their individual academic needs in a safe and supportive school environment. Our GCJ staff takes great pride in interactions with students and families. Building positive relationships with all GCJ students, families and staff is of great importance to me as well. Please feel free to email or call me; I will always be available to you during the school year.
As we partner together for this school year, we will need your help! Our commitment to you is to keep our focus on teaching and learning. You can help us by making sure students arrive to school on time, each day. Our school day begins at 9:30 and dismissal at 3:42. Please make all efforts to schedule any student appointments before or after school hours to ensure that your child receives a full day's instruction.
I believe that we all work together to educate and raise these children and strongly encourage you to be an active member of our GCJ family. I encourage every family to join and/or volunteer with our Parent Volunteer Organization. We have a fabulous PVO with many opportunities to get involved. We thank our PVO for their time and efforts that help make our staff, students and families feel welcome and supported.
I highly encourage you to make sure to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher. She/he will always be your first contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Parents and teachers working together will increase your child’s success, while also serving as a great model for students as to how to work effectively as a team. You can also check your child’s progress weekly on the Focus Parent Portal. We all work together to help your child have the best experience possible and be a successful student!
I look forward to watching your child learn and grow at GCJ! Thank you for the opportunity to lead them to new heights!